The International Franchise Association (IFA) is gearing up for its 2021 Annual Convention called IGNITE, which will take place virtually February 11–25. By Rose Mango
Just months after launching their Kitchen Tune-Up business in January, Paul and Kathryn Jost had racked up several achievements. In September, they received the brand’s National Customer Service Award, and several of their kitchen updates had received National Project of the Month Awards. By Nancy E. Williams
Prior to becoming HomeWell Care Services franchisees, Samantha McCoy and her father, Tony Nole, worked together helping others with business startups. They eventually decided to use their talents to start a business of their own that would include other family members. By Cindy Charette
WaterStation Technology: Dick Humphrey talks about the cutting-edge, environmentally conscious franchise
Classifying their bottleless water stations as both “planet-friendly and human-healthy,” WaterStation Technology has been on the cutting edge of environmentally conscious practices for the past eight years.
As a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, De’Andre Presley was used to grueling workouts and countless hours in the gym. So when his professional football career ended in 2015, he searched for a challenging workout that would keep him in gridiron shape. By Jessica Jones
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, FASTSIGNS International Inc. was quick to act. As the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications brand, it was important to ensure FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. could continue to operate, and the leadership team worked closely with state and local governments to have FASTSIGNS centers deemed as essential businesses. By Jessica Jones
This year’s edition of Game Changers affirms that franchising is a robust thoroughfare to business ownership. Franchising has grown substantially because of new opportunities in various categories. Home-based businesses have taken 2020 by storm and don’t show signs of stopping anytime soon.
With Bitbox ATM, the most important requirements for becoming a franchisee are an entrepreneurial mindset and an interest in building recurring monthly income. Because no experience is required, and Bitbox teaches everything needed to run the business successfully, owners and prospects come from a wide variety of backgrounds. By Cindy Charette
Most people begin planning their resolutions in the days leading up to New Year’s (or even a few days after). But for business owners, resolutions should be planned and prepared for, especially if establishing stability, building a financial safety net, scalability and growth are on the list. By Kelly Krueger
Robin and Chris Hoy, a PuroClean wife-and-husband team, have been successful franchise owners in their community for the past 10 years. Back in 2010, the Hoys made a decision that it was the right time to transition from their construction business and look into new opportunities to continue to help people during their times of need. By Cindy Charette